Top Five 2010 Heisman Candidates and Hopefuls
When determining the Heisman Candidates for 2010, one of the leading factors is numbers. So which players have the numbers to be in the top 5 Heisman Hopefuls for the 2010 season?
Heisman Hopeful Candidate Cam Newton Watch 2010
Since the writing of this hub, boy things have taken a turn! Although not originally in the top five 2010 Heisman Candidates and hopefuls list, Cam Newton has managed to blow past all the other players originally at the top.
With Cam Newton's stats, defeat of Alabama and securing their place for the SEC championship, can they really deny him what he has clearly earned this year?
Even with scandal and all the bad press, it seems unlikely that it will keep Cam Newton from being the top 2010 Heisman Hopeful Candidate.
Do you have your Cam Newton jersey yet?
Heisman Hopeful Denard "Shoelace" Robinson
During the preseason voting for Heisman Candidates for 2010, Denard Robinson quarterback for Michigan received absolutely no votes.Today, he is a near-unanimous choice in the first regular season Heisman Hopefuls watch-list.
Denard "Shoelace" Robinson has been the dominating force offensively for the Wolverines who are currently 5-0 for the 2010 season.
Leading the nation in rushing averaging over 180 yards per game in addition to throwing for just over 1,000 yards and seven TD's, it is no wonder Robinson is leading the pack for a Heisman Candidate.
Denard "Shoelace" Robinson is quite possibly the most incredible player in the nation, and is by far the front-runner for the 2010 Heisman Trophy if he keeps up these stats.
Heisman Hopeful Kellen Moore
Boise State's quarterback Kellen Moore is Robinson's next closest opponent throwing for 1,069 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Moore has lead the Broncos to a perfect season so far with huge wins over both Virginia Tech and Oregon State.
His success on the field has earned him 28 total points towards the Heisman Trophy.
Heisman Hopeful LaMichael James
Being second in the nation for rushing, LaMichael James of Oregon had blazed his way for being a Heisman Candidate for 2010.
James led the Duck's against Stanford running over 250 yards and putting up three touchdowns for the win being broadcast on prime time, giving him the in he needed for the Heisman Hopefuls watch-list.
Heisman Hopeful Terrelle Pryor
Terrelle Pryor is clearly the offensive leader as quarterback for Ohio State having thrown for 12 touchdowns.
Although Pryor has had some problems when it comes to his passing games, he still is on the watch-list for the 2010 Heisman Candidates and has more than enough time to redeem himself.
So don't discount Terrelle Pryor just yet, there is still half the season to go before it gets down to the wire for the Heisman Hopefuls.
Heisman Hopeful Mark Ingram
After missing the first two games of the season, Alabama's Mark Ingram is still hanging on to being a Heisman Hopeful for 2010.
He looks strong after knee surgery recovery but after only gaining 47 yards and 2 touchdowns against Florida, he will have to step up to the plate to stay on the 2010 Heisman Candidates watch-list.
It will be interesting to see how one of Alabama's most powerful running backs rounds out his season considering he will be sharing the carries with fellow teammate Trent Richardson.
Other Heisman Hopeful Candidates for 2010
The next four players round out the top picks for the Heisman Hopeful Candidates for 2010. They are definitely not out of the running just yet with half of the season to go, so keep a watch on these up and coming players. Here are the players finishing out the 2010 Heisman Hopeful Candidate watch-list and their current key statistics that got them there:
- Cameron Newton-Auburn QB-57-of-87 passing, 928 yards, 12 TDs, 4 INTs, 474 yards rushing (6.2 avg), 5 TDs
- Andrew Luck-Stanford QB-93-of-148 passing, 1,253 yards, 13 TDs, 4 INTs, 202 yards rushing (8.1 avg), 2 TDs
- Patrick Peterson-LSU CB-15 tackles, 2 INTs; 23.26-yard average punt returns, 2 TDs; 28.2-yard average kick returns
- Ryan Broyles-Oklahoma WR-46 catches, 518 yards receiving (11.3 avg), 4 TDs